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  1. #1
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    More bodies

    My little rant: I've got a friend who got jealous of my S500 Digital ELPH ( Jealous of a point and shoot?) and decided to jump from his Powershot A300 to a Rebel XT last year. He's been stacking up on lots of (second-hand) lenses so he can have more "gear" than me.

    While I'm not saying I'm the greatest, most of his photos are run-out-of-the-mill types - standard flowers taken head on. I always believe that good photos come down to the photographer, not equipment.

    Well, apparently his 5 lenses and 580EX flash isn't enough to satisfy him and he now wants to buy a 30D. I know pros have 2 to 5 bodies with them for their work and/or job but this guy? He ain't some pro neither is photography his rice bowl, he's a regular gearhead showoff and he's taking up my "supporters" (ie, parents from highschool sports teams in the neighborhood think he's a better photographer because of more gear ). Anyone know how to deal with people like this?
    EOS 30D (Need EOS 1D Mark III)
    Lenses
    Own: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, EF 35-80mm f4-5.6, EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 USM, EF 50mm f1.8
    Want: EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5, EF 24-70mm f2.8LEF 70-200mm f2.8L, EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM

    Lighting
    Own: 430EX
    Want: 580 EX II, another 430EX

  2. #2
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    good luck with that! I cant stand those types of people. to really throw him off you should sit down and reallly take a look at his stuff and tell him what you really think about it. you might be able to use some of it for a day or 2... to see if its worth buying.

    Tim
    Canon 7D ~ Canon 20D
    70-200L f/2.8 | 100 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.4 | 10-22 f/3.5-4.5
    580EX | BG-E7 | BG-E2

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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewTekBuzz View Post
    good luck with that! I cant stand those types of people. to really throw him off you should sit down and reallly take a look at his stuff and tell him what you really think about it. you might be able to use some of it for a day or 2... to see if its worth buying.

    Tim
    Hi Tim,

    I think this is worse: "those types of people" with lots of cash in their pocket. And had I not picked up photography more seriously, he would still be in the crowd of point and shoot users. Rather, I was the one who indirectly got him into photography, and he's not even grateful . The lenses he has:
    ~EF 18-55 II kit lens
    ~EF-S 10-22 Canon
    ~Tamron 90mm macro
    ~Tamron 28-300mm
    ~70-200mm f2.8 (Not sure if this one is Canon with IS or Sigma)

    Edit: And yeah, I forgot to include the Canon 50mm f1.8
    Last edited by EOS Man; 12-24-2006 at 05:50 AM.
    EOS 30D (Need EOS 1D Mark III)
    Lenses
    Own: EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, EF 35-80mm f4-5.6, EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 USM, EF 50mm f1.8
    Want: EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5, EF 24-70mm f2.8LEF 70-200mm f2.8L, EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM

    Lighting
    Own: 430EX
    Want: 580 EX II, another 430EX

  4. #4
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    As lame as it sounds, I would let the images do the talking.

    I mean, that's really what it all boils down to.
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
    EOS 5D Mark III | EOS 600D | EOS-1V HS
    L: 14/2.8 II | 24/1.4 II | 35/1.4 | 50/1.2 | 85/1.2 II | 135/2 | 180/3.5 Macro | 200/2.8 II | 400/2.8 IS | 16-35/2.8 II | 24-105/4 IS | 70-200/2.8 IS II | 100-400/4.5-5.6 IS
    580EX II | EF 12 II | EF 25 II

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by EOS Man View Post
    I always believe that good photos come down to the photographer, not equipment.

    he's a regular gearhead showoff and he's taking up my "supporters" (ie, parents from highschool sports teams in the neighborhood think he's a better photographer because of more gear ). Anyone know how to deal with people like this?
    Ignore him, because you said it - that it comes down to the photographer,not equipment. Yes, good equipment doesn't hurt, but it doesn't "make" a photographer. I laugh when I read a post on some of the forums that are asking a basic question and look at their gear and see $5000 of stuff.

    As CW said - let the shots do the talking.
    Dennis

    Canon 5D
    Canon 20D


    Georgetown, KY Photographer
    Retouching

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